Meet Mr. Pumpkin

Even though Halloween is not traditionally celebrated in Denmark, it has been gaining ground these past few years, and people have particularly taken in the tradition of carving pumpkins and placing them outside with lit candles to grin at passers-by.

Many would argue that the reason why it’s becoming increasingly popular, is that shops and grocery stores see an opportunity to boost sails (ooops, typo – should’ve been:) sales, but globalisation certainly has its share in it, and really, who cares – carving pumpkins is fun! 🙂


Ronja enjoys to eat the pumpkin meat while I handle the sharp knife. We offered Frida some as well, but she didn’t show quite the same enthusiasm. Mads took some pumpkin seeds to the kitchen and came back with the finished result half an hour later.

Salted pumpkin seeds

MMmmmmm – salted pumpkin seeds….. Yummy!

Checking out Mr. Pumpkin

We may not be as creative as some, but we love him all the same – and personally, I think he’s related to the guy we had visiting a few years ago! 🙂


  1. Sara says:

    Your jack-o-lantern is just perfect!

    I remember eating toasted pumpkin seeds from the pumpkin we had carved when I was a child.

    Ronja is gorgeous as usual!

  2. Yvonne says:

    We are not big on Halloween here either. And I was just saying to one of my friends today that I wish it was, just so I could sew up a costume or two and get to eat candies. Candies are for my kids of course, but I might take one or two for myself 😉

  3. Astrid says:

    Sara – that’s sweet – thank you! 🙂

    Yvonne – LOL, I wouldn’t have the time for sewing costumes anyhow… 😉 I probably could squeeze in a piece of candy, though!

  4. Lisa says:

    Carving pumpkins is fun! I have noticed that even in the states Halloween is becoming a huge money maker for stores. So many people display outdoor decorations now. People celebrating and sharing experiences together is a good thing.

  5. Its_Lily says:

    It won’t be long and Halloween will rival Christmas for the best decorations. Good grief! Your pumpkin is charming – well done. Tonight I get to hand out the candy while my son and d-i-l take the little ones Trick or Treating. I love the costumes.

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